schools

Rookies’ robotic takeover

Queenstown kids coded robots to perform various tasks at a recent local robotics competition. Organiser and host Emma Wilson is pictured handing over the inaugural Martin Wightman Cup to Remarkable Rookies winners Jack Smillie, 12, left, and Ricky Webster, 11...

School site up for grabs

The former site of Queenstown's high school is being considered by another government department to see if it's worth keeping in public hands. Wakatipu High School's Gorge Road site has been empty since the move to a new campus at...
Queenstown's two newest schools are drawing up expansion plans to cope with exponential roll growth. Shotover Primary’s roll has grown nearly five-fold since it opened in 2015, while the number of pupils at Remarkables Primary School has increased 10-fold since...

Ministry in school site hunt

A new primary school is on the cards for Queenstown. The Ministry of Education's Katrina Casey confirms it's on the hunt for a suitable location in the Wakatipu – but won't reveal where. The news isn't surprising given a hike in Queenstown...
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